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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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May 28, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I am looking to join a 70 + team for tournament play.

Get in touch with the Scrap Iron Club and see if they need a player Gus.

https://www.coloradoseniorsoftball.com/
May 28, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 3rd baseline

If the scoring line touches the batters box, most plate umps are OK with covering up a foot or so of the scoring line.
May 11, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ball Being Used in Reno?

But NYGNY, possibly all 44/375 softballs are not equal in performance.
May 5, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

In rec games, it does seem more players make the call before the volunteer, not certified, not experienced, player ump from the batting team does. The other issue at times is players/umps do not understand can the catch be made with "reasonable effort" rule, even on the grass by an infielder.
May 3, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the Call?

With no leads allowed, you were already tagged up on the catch. Next time, take off for 2nd and let your coach get after the ump for not taking a look at the runner(s). If the ump checks the runner(s) and there's no advancement, they can call time before the ball is thrown back to the pitcher.
April 26, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Costs to play in Senior Southwest Championship

Having read the above thoughts about Hollywood from only a few players, I was looking forward to playing there for the first time. Last Tuesday was brutal. Never had that strong a wind when sailing. Two games on #1 and outfielders camped at about 150-170 feet. OBP's took a hit for most players and the pitchers did a fantastic job keeping the walks down. The turf is beat up, especially left field on #2. Wednesday morning at 8AM weather was better, except for the attempt at stealing a players glove on the leftfield foul line fence by a HS girl walking up to school. The owner caught her behind field #1.
April 24, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Updated Brackets

Oh Oh!
April 10, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hollywood Park

Thanks Dave. Good to learn about that park.
April 10, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hollywood Park

So it looks like Lewis Family Park on the other side of the Blvd. is also off limits. Thank you for the replies. Better pack the sand balls.
April 7, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hollywood Park

0 for 2 with Vegas friends in regards to a BP park near Hollywood Park. Any suggestions folks? Understand there's traffic and schools in the area. Thanks.
April 4, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule

I imagine he's safe since under normal home runs, batter and base runners just have to touch the next base. Your hitter met the the rule requirements. Maybe if the plate umpire also refs soccer, he might issue the batter a yellow card for delay of game.
March 28, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds St. George

Good to read DD. If Gubler will be used, the park guys are willing to put up the temporary fences if asked.
March 24, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you rule the call

Yes, a pre game discussion should always have the plate umpire remind their partner that they have the ball and the base ump is watching batter/base runners touch the bases. As mentioned, the responsibilities switch on a sinking ball. Problem is, most plate umps are still watching the ball. Watching base touches is a lost skill in far too many senior games. It's not difficult to move from BEHIND the plate to line up a possible tag on a caught ball whether it's a one umpire or two person system.

("Hey Dan, I need you to cover a business league in Dorchester." Third inning, batter hits a a LD to right center and tries for second. He slides and is called out. He rolls over to look at me and basically says, one, good call blue and two, where the frig did you come from?)

If those umps, who don't leave their home plate position, did move out front, it might cut down the missed calls, especially at first. You can't get a good view from behind the batter as to whether the batter did or did not touch first before the catch. Team complaining might drop some if the umpire makes calls in the same zip code where the play is being made.
March 18, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Llerandi Gloves- Senior Softball-USA

Thank you Lou for working with me to order one of your gloves. Never had a custom glove before and I'm amazed what we put together for $180. The texted photos of other gloves you've made really helped. Best of luck with your company.
March 11, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Saint George, Utah 61 Year Old Left Hander Looking To Join a Senior Team

Welcome Reggie. The O60 league runs from late Feb. to the week before Thanksgiving. It shuts down after the Wed. before Memorial Day Weekend, starts up again early June, and another break early Sept. 'til after the Huntsman's Games. Stop by around 3PM and if you don't know Mike Smith, just ask around. He's the founder of the league, and Premier President Dictator for life. We have in the past started with six teams and cut back to four in June. Started with four this year. There's another league or two for younger players and a coed league. Ask for Bob Hough and he'll tell you about those leagues if you're interested. The Wed. plays at 4 & 5:30 on field 6 at the Canyons. Our Tan team plays at 4PM next Wed. Stop by the 1st base dugout (visitors) and say hi.
March 9, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Saint George, Utah 61 Year Old Left Hander Looking To Join a Senior Team

(Didn't post the first time, so let's try again.) St. G has an O60 league on Wed. Two games with one at 4 and the next one at 5:30 on field 6 at the Canyons SB Complex off of Snow Canyon Pkwy. Some guys will be there earlier taking BP. Good place to start searching for a travel team, if that's what you're looking for, but the league is always looking for new players.
March 1, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Arizona Qualifiers

Try to get in touch with the Director.
Feb. 14, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

First option is for the defensive player to hold the ball while in the glove. Just move the glove forward, without the ball, to touch the player. If they touch the line or dirt past the line, throw the ball to the catcher. Second option is to hold the glove with ball facing downward and lower by the runner's waist. Just before touching the runner, open the glove so the ball falls out. If they touch/pass the line, again toss ball to catcher, if you can bend over to pick it up.
Jan. 27, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Pro Series Glove

Nokona makes designing a glove easy, but at 74, I can't justify a $685 glove. And I only picked Steerhide and American KIP options.
Jan. 26, 2022
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Pro Series Glove

Couldn't find a link to how to design a custom glove. Only a phone number to speak with "Lou". Hope he's not the same Lou from the radio commercials.
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